Thursday, April 15, 2010

Proud to be an American!

Yep, just like the title reads, I am so proud to be an American! Unless it's football season and the Longhorns are in it to win it, these are colors we'd choose to wear year round and without a doubt come on full tilt this time of year. It's the season of parades and picnics, swimming and watermelon seed spitting contests and of course celebrating the independence of this wonderful country and the freedoms that we have. I'm a child to the military (nope not a military brat, I don't like that phrase, why the word brat someone tell me?) We moved a lot growing up and I know first hand the sacrifices our military men and women as well as their families make for us. I tip my hat to those folks that have the courage to enlist and protect our freedoms. It's a household deal, I know that! I'm grateful for the spouses who stoically keep the family trekking along. Even in lifes best case scenario, we know that just ain't easy!

This set is available for purchase in my Etsy store but I am kicking things off by giving the complete set away for free. (photo'd with a pettiskirt underneath to show fullness, sorry that's not included) Do you know a little girl that would be perfect for this? Send her my way and share the love! It's easy, all you need to do is become a fan of La*tee*da*kids on Facebook and leave a comment under this post on the facebook page. If you don't have Facebook, do you Twitter? Twitter this post for a chance. If you don't have either of these, then simply leave a comment here on the blog in the comments section. I will randomly pick a winner in a week from the random # generator. Sizes offered will be 2-8. This giveaway is available to US residents only and of course any military personnel with an APO address.

Huge thank you to Holly and Peyton for photos.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Want to Pay it Forward? Read on about Beyond the Lights

On Friday May 14, 2010, Brad Leland and Kyle Chandler, stars from the television series Friday Night Lights, will be hosting the Third Annual Beyond The Lights Golf Classic being held at Wolfdancer Golf Club at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa . Team Steiner (yep, that's us) shown in the photo has stepped up to volunteer for the weekend. Proceeds from this tournament go to benefit two charities, Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation and the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.

I am super excited to be a part of this local event being put on right here in Austin, TX. It's the annual Beyond The Lights Celebrity Golf Classic. My husband is going to be golfing (didn't take too much twisting of his arm since he eats, sleeps and breathes the sport :) and I will be donating a gift certificate for my store to be part of the silent auction the night of the big party. I've seen a list of some of the items to be donated, looks like it's going to be a FUN night with all kinds of items to bid on both in a silent and live auction format with the proceeds going to charity. If you are a local business or organization and are interested in sponsoring a hole, donating a gift certificate or an item? It's not too late! If you want to sign up to golf, they have some spots open. Along with the popular Friday Nights Lights guys, they have verbal commitments from both Tony Romo and Roy Williams to come out and swing their clubs and Mack Brown to attend the pairings party.

The success of the tournament relies on the generosity of community leaders, businesses and caring individuals. Without the assistance of Gridiron Heroes and the Buoniconti Fund, many of those paralyzed would have little hope. Do you Twitter or have a Facebook business page? Please share the information so we can make this years tournament a huge success!

For additional information, please feel free to visit the website, you can email me at or call 512-266-0643 and find out how you can help. Let's Pay it Forward and have some fun while we're at it! If you've never been to the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort, this would be a great time to check it out. They will have plenty to do for the entire family. Bring them all!